Part B News Features
Question: Are medical conditions due to substance use, abuse and dependence reported using ICD-10-CM codes for substance-induced disorders?... More
Recent changes mandated by Congress and CMS that boost the status of physician assistants (PA) — or physician associates, as some groups prefer — is another sign that the providers formerl... More
As in-person E/M visits cratered during the first year of the COVID-19 health crisis, practices successfully turned to phone-based encounters (99441-99443) and brought in millions in payments. ... More
Question: Are medical conditions due to substance use, abuse and dependence reported using ICD-10-CM codes for substance-induced disorders?... More
Recent changes mandated by Congress and CMS that boost the status of physician assistants (PA) — or physician associates, as some groups prefer — is another sign that the providers formerl... More
As in-person E/M visits cratered during the first year of the COVID-19 health crisis, practices successfully turned to phone-based encounters (99441-99443) and brought in millions in payments. ... More
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On Jan. 4, 2021, CMS updated the Part B conversion factor to $34.89, an increase of 8% over the previously finalized rate. The agency also revised total relative value units (RVU) for hundreds of services. Find the latest fees here.
Through the array of charts and data contained in this special report, you’ll find key characteristics of the medical practice professional working in ambulatory care settings today. From education and credentialing to emerging responsibilities and shifting practice trends, discover an illustrative look at the key personnel keeping medical practices going strong.
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As in-person E/M visits cratered during the first year of the COVID-19 health crisis, practices successfully turned to phone-based encounters (99441-99443) and brought in millions in payments.
More widespread use of chronic care management (CCM) services elevated the code family to all-time highs in total claims and payments in 2020, which bodes well for providers who will find lucrative pay gains after Jan. 1.

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